10 of the best interior designers for small / home projects

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Here at Design for Me, we match homeowners with the best interior designers for their home decor projects. Whether it’s a simple living room re-decoration or the complete interior design for a new build house, all of our interior designers specialise in home decor. Here’s just a small selection of some of the best interior firms and freelance interior designers… Read more »

10 of the best architects for self builds the UK

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Best self build architects

We’ve rounded up some of the best architects for house extension across the UK.   1. Javier & Catalina – Self build architect in Greenwich (click on their names above to view their full profile and shortlist them for your project) ‘Our architecture and design studio has a reputation that is rooted in craftsmanship, rigorousness and… Read more »

20 of the best architects for house extensions in the UK

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We’ve rounded up some of the best architects for house extensions in the UK.   1. Simon – Extension architect in London (click on their name above to view their full profile and shortlist them for your project) ‘We are a small design led practice specialising in residential work. We won the Best Extension at… Read more »

What is the average and minimum ceiling height in a house?

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What’s the minimum ceiling height allowed? Funnily enough, this is one of the most common questions I’m asked as a residential architect. But for good reason: it’s so important to look at the most obvious constraints of a renovation project first. It will shape the brief, how much you are willing to spend on the… Read more »

Garden designers near me

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Finding the best garden designers near me We’ve rounded up some of the best garden designers all over the UK to help with your landscaping project – scroll down for your local area. No matter how big or small your project, a garden designer can find the best solution to suit your requirements and budget…. Read more »

Finding architects near me – do I need someone local?

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Self build design above by Caspar, architect from Southwark, London. See more and shortlist them for your home project here. Finding architects near me This week, we thought we’d share our answer to a frequently asked question here at Design for Me: ‘Should I only consider architects near me?   Whether you are planning an extension, renovation… Read more »

10 of the best architects for listed buildings in the UK

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Listed building architect

We’ve rounded up some of the best architects to deal with homes that are listed buildings, across the UK.   David – Listed building architect in Bath (click on their name above to view their full profile and shortlist them for your project) I am passionate about creating homes that are beautiful, respond to their… Read more »

When should you hire an architect?

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Kitchen extension

For residential projects like extensions, renovations and new builds, architects are usually hired after a client: has a rough idea of the brief, even if it’s still vague, e.g. ‘We’d like a larger open-plan kitchen’ or ‘We need an extra bedroom’ has set an outline budget and knows how it will be financed is in ownership of the property/land.*   *Can… Read more »

Do you need planning permission for a holiday let?

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planning permission for a holiday let

Do I need planning permission for a holiday let (change of use from a house to a holiday let)? In short, there is no definitive answer here and it depends on local planning regulations. Planning permission is required for a ‘material’ change of use, i.e if you are going from one use class to another…. Read more »

Residential Interior designers in South West London

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Interior designers in South West London for your home If you’re planning a home interior design or renovation project, finding the right interior designer can be a critical first step to get right. We’ve compiled some of the best residential interior designers in South West London to give you a starting point, and hopefully provide a little inspiration too. South West London is brimming with… Read more »